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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Major General Carl Spaatz awards Major Charles Kegelman, Lieutenant Randall M Dorton, Sergeant Robert Golay and Sergeant Bennie Cunningham of the 301st Bomb Group with medals. Image stamped on reverse: 'London News Agency.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 13 Jul 1942.' [stamp] and '210048.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S.A. Airmen Heroes decorated .The awards to the American airmenwho took part in the big raid on Germany and occupied countries [a censor has ammended this to say occupied Holland] recently were presented today O.P.S., Major Charles Kelman being decorated by Maj Gen Spaatz R to L: 2nd Lt Randall M Dorton, Sgt Robert Golay and Sgt Bennie Cunningham.'



  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...


  • Randall Dorton

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Robert Golay

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer
    Assigned to 301BG. Awards: DFC.

  • Charles Kegelman

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Kegelman received the Distinguished Service Cross for the 8th Air Force's first bombing action over Europe on 4 July 1942. The right propeller of his Douglas Boston was shot away by flak while over the target at De Koog. Further ground fire caused...

  • Carl Spaatz

    Military | General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force
    A few weeks after Pearl Harbor, in January 1942, General Spaatz was assigned as chief of the Army Air Force Combat Command at Washington and promoted to the temporary rank of major general. In May 1942, Spaatz was designated commander of the Eighth Air...




Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:19 AAM AAM ingest

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